Editor Note: The video, which went viral, can be found at the bottom.  Special thanks to Graham Allen of Rant Nation and all those who took part in this video.
 
This is a message to the families of fallen police officers… 
 
From the America they fought for.
 
We can’t begin to imagine the pain your family has experienced 
 
The loss you’ve felt 
 
Or the heartache you suffered
 
We can only imagine the feelings you get
 
When you see people protesting police
 
And you know your loved one died to protect people like that
 
But those people don’t represent the Americans your loved one lived for
 
Died for 
 
WE are their America
 
We are wives
 
Husbands 
 
Teachers
 
Students
 
Sons
 
Daughters
 
Brothers
 
Sisters
 
We are the silent majority of America.
 
The people that support you
 
Stand beside you in church
 
And mourn the loss of your loved one with you.
 
Your loved one didn’t choose between black or white
 
Gay or straight
 
Republican or democrat
 
Christian or Jew or Muslim
 
They chose between good and evil
 
They stood for the American flag 
 
For one nation, under God
 
For love
 
For law and order 
 
For faith
 
For America 
 
Your loved one made the ultimate sacrifice
 
As did your family
 
Because they were a protector 
 
They didn’t do it because they wanted to leave you
 
They did it because of such a deep love for you – 
 
for the community
 
for those they never knew the names of
 
For US
 
Some of your loved ones were killed in the line of duty
 
Some by their own hand 
 
because society didn’t support their battle against pTSD
 
Please know their legacy lives on
 
In your family 
 
In your children
 
In our children 
 
And in true Americans 
 
Their love is in our hearts now
 
Their spirit in our souls
 
And now WE will fight to honor them 
 
And to honor you
 
God bless you
 
God bless America
 
Please share this along with a prayer 
 
For the safety of all first responders 
 

Law Enforcement Today is proud to stand behind C.O.P.S. and encourages those who were touched by this video to support this incredible organization.

Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss.  C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives.  There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.

C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today, C.O.P.S. membership is over 48,000 survivors.  Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and co-workers of officers who have died in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.  C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors.  All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri.  C.O.P.S. has over 50 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.

C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors’ Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, “C.O.P.S. Kids” counseling reimbursement program, the “C.O.P.S. Kids” Summer Camp, “C.O.P.S. Teens” Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.

C.O.P.S. knows that a survivor’s level of distress is directly affected by the agency’s response to the tragedy.  C.O.P.S., therefore, offers training and assistance to law enforcement agencies nationwide on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession.  C.O.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  C.O.P.S. programs and services are funded by grants and donations.